Choral at Cadogan 2016/17

Choral at Cadogan 2016/17

'Now moving into its ninth season, I’m happy to say that this series is as strong as ever, presenting some of the leading names in choral singing today, welcoming both familiar and new faces to Cadogan Hall.'

Peter Philips, Artistic Director

Productions

19 October 2016: The Tallis Scholars

Photo: Eric Richmond

Photo: Eric Richmond

This all-English programme of renaissance masterpieces is a kind of Byrd sandwich.

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12 December 2016: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

17 October 2015

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge 17 October 2015

The world-renowned Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge returns to Cadogan Hall for an evening of choral music.

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20 & 21 December 2016: The Sixteen

BBC: Monteverdi In Mantua at St Augustine Church, Kilburn, London on March 27, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

BBC: Monteverdi In Mantua at St Augustine Church, Kilburn, London on March 27, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

The Sixteen, under the direction of Harry Christophers, presents a varied and diverse Christmas programme taking us as far as Bohermia as well as closer to home, in Ireland and England.

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15 February 2017: Ensemble Plus Ultra

Just one day after Valentine’s Day, the award-winning Ensemble Plus Ultra makes its Cadogan Hall debut with a selection of settings of ‘Song of Songs’ settings, alongside some of Shakespeare’s sonnets in a celebration of love.

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8 March 2017: Nederlands Kamerkoor

Chief-conductor Peter Dijkstra has compiled a masterly programme with a timeless theme: the wandering soul, drifting between heaven and earth.

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26 April 2017: Ex Cathedra

‘How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’

This well-known verse from Psalm 137, a hymn of captivity and longing for homeland and religious freedom, give this programme its title and its theme.

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17 May 2017: The Tallis Scholars

This all-Spanish programme focusses on three of the greatest names from the renaissance period. The main work is a substantial 6-voice mass-setting by Morales, based on a chanson by Josquin.

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About the Series

St John’s College Choir makes a welcome return in December with an uplifting festive programme guaranteed to draw you in to the spirit of the season followed later in the month by The Sixteen with their Christmas programme.

We welcome Ensemble Plus Ultra for its Cadogan Hall debut.  Renowned for their zesty, innovative performances, they perform a selection of songs alongside Shakespeare sonnets in a celebration of love.

We are thrilled that the Nederlands Kamerkoor are able to join us this year in a rare trip to the UK, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear them in a wonderful programme exploring the relationship between the heavenly and the human with Britten’s strikingly beautiful ‘Sacred and Profane’ as it’s cornerstone.  Ex Cathedra also focus on heaven and earth with music of religious conflict and discovery, including Byrd’s exquisite ‘Mass for four voices’.

As always, The Tallis Scholars open and close the series with two contrasting programmes.  The first a celebration of English polyphony including Tallis’ famous ‘Lamentations’.  The second explores the beauty and complexity of the early Spanish renaissance featuring a 6-voice mass setting by Morales.

I look forward to welcoming you once again, to our special series of choral music.

Peter Phillips, Artistic Director

 

For further information and to book tickets for any of these concerts, visit Cadogan Hall